Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 8AG
18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Original course laid out by Tom Simpson. Revamped after WW2 by Scottish course architect Philip Mackenzie Ross, who created the layout which is largely unchanged to this day.
3 miles E of Carlisle
Leave the M6 motorway at exit 43 and head east on the A69, direction Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After o.7 miles, at the "Waterloo" pub, turn right into entrance to golf.
Carlisle Golf Club: Plenty of tall birch and pine trees, plus some attractive rows of beech, have created a distinctly wooded parkland feel to much of this heathland golf course just outside Carlisle. Although not overly long at 6263 yards from the back tees, Carlisle's par-71 layout has many fine features to provide a thoroughly enjoyable and at times testing round of golf. Several shortish par-4's will provide the opportunity to score well, provided you keep it fairly straight from the tee, and don't stray too far towards the tree-line. The 6th, 7th and 8th are an attractive and varied trio of par-4's, coming before the shortish par-5 9th which takes you away again from the clubhouse. Water is only occasionally in play, most dangerously as it crosses the fairways on the 9th and par-5 15th holes. The par-4 11th also needs some care on a first outing. From a blind tee shot you will need to find a fairway that runs out after no more than 230 yards, at which point the hole doglegs sharply to the left.
Upkeep is generally good here, although the resident rabbit population are not assisting the presentation of the often deep, revetted, greenside bunkering that protects many of the typically long and narrow greens. Although there is not too much to look at beyond the course, the pleasant (though never excessive) undulations, fine array of trees and woodland, and well-designed golf holes will keep you pleasantly occupied throughout.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays.
Must book in advance. Handicap required
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Although founded in 1908, Carlisle Golf Club moved to its current site at Aglionby in 1939. Carlisle has hosted many top level competitions, including regional qualifying for The Open Championship.
London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2NS
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